Peer Navigators

Peer Navigators are current students enrolled in College of Liberal Arts majors whose experience and perspectives can help you make connections. 

Whether you need help filling out an academic form, a friend to study with, or someone to simply chat with over a cup of coffee, Peer Navigators are a resource for other students in our College of Liberal Arts community. They work out of the Office of Student Services and are available for 1-1 appointments most days and times, Monday through Friday.

Portrait of Kate Hickey

My advice to students is to meet with your department chairs and program directors since they will often end up being your faculty advisor or a good person to go to with specific questions about your major. My favorite thing about COLA is the size of the college. The class sizes tend to be smaller, so I feel more like a person to my professors. 

Kate Hickey

Majors: International and Global Studies; Public Policy
Other Program: 3+3 BS/JD Accelerated Pre-Law Program
Hometown: Halifax, Massachusetts
Campus Involvement: Women in Business, RIT Pre-Law Society, and the Honors Program

Portrait of H Rose

My favorite part of RIT is how widespread and broad the entire university is, which makes COLA all the better since you are able to take classes in multiple colleges and have a more specialized and unique experience. You are able to meet so many different people with different skill sets and interests from different majors and colleges while taking your classes. Being able to branch out into different areas of the college really lets you take full advantage of all that RIT has to offer students. COLA has some of the more exciting classes you can take, make sure to look out!

H Rose

Major: Digital Humanities and Social Sciences
Hometown: Watkins Glen, New York
Campus Involvement: RIT Bowling Club, RIT Players, League of RIT

Portrait of John Stubbings

The one thing I have enjoyed the most since arriving at RIT has been the repeated opportunities to meaningfully interact with a variety of Liberal Arts faculty both in and outside the classroom. Time and again, I have encountered educators who are incredibly passionate about the topics of interest to which they have devoted their lives to studying.

John Stubbings

Major: Political Science
Minor/Immersion: History, International Relations
Hometown: Palmyra, NY

The family environment that Liberal Arts provides is absolutely amazing. Everyone within the college tries to get involved with their students as best they can and will never turn you away. The events this college provides always go above and beyond anything you would expect, always so fun and welcoming with photo opportunities! The Psychology department does a great job of staying in contact with their students and offering support with coffee hours every few weeks!

Sabrina Scoccia

Major: Psychology BS
Hometown: Hilton, NY